Backstretch Artists: The Stars of the Show

Like many immigrants to this country, the men and women who work on the backstretch at our racetracks are often invisible. We see them walking horses to and from races, and we see them in winner’s circle photographs; we almost never learn their names or hear their voices. They are seldom profiled in turf publications.…

Charity, and other, check-ins

Today’s post is a series of public service announcements of one form or another, catching up with racing charities and other news. Still waiting to hear from Bourbon Bliss Barn, the winner of the 2010 Road to the Roses Brooklyn Backstretch charity league.  It’s been a week, so Bourbon Bliss, unless I hear from you…